Having a career in technology is a great and meaningful way to help enable business delivery of a variety of opportunities.
Professional Interests & Drive
The industry is constantly changing, available resources are evolving and business opportunities are adapting to customers’ needs. Continuous learning helps professionals learn multiple paths to address issues. It’s also interesting to see why and how each one could work.
Mentors & Influencers
It’s hard to pick just one, but one who comes to mind was a passionate, great storyteller who pushed you to be a better version of yourself, always insisting on leaning into discomfort and challenging the art of what could be. The lessons were endless, but one of my favorites and most memorable lesson was to stop talking when you have buy-in, regardless of where you are in the pitch.
Advancement is so much easier when there is a solid mentor, sponsor or ally to help your professional career journey.
Admired Leaders & Trailblazers
There are so many amazing women, but the earliest leader would have been Grace Hoper and her skill to break the glass ceiling and command leadership. Ruth Bader Ginsburg with her fight for gender equality and the great leader Indra Nooyi with her personalization of discussion and great ability to be an expert listener are two additional of my most admired female leaders.
Advancing Gender Parity
I encourage females in technology to find the spaces that excite them. If it is understanding the problem, solving the problem, or building things – go get it.
Leading the Next Generation
Organization leadership values must include diversity, inclusivity and equity. Organizations should invest to hire, inspire and build the talent, which will come when an investment is put toward the solution.